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Hoover HDC7FM condensor dryer starts then cuts out

This dryer operates for 3 seconds then cuts out. It also causes the houses socket fuse to trigger. Even just having it plugged in and not operating will cause the house fuse to trigger.

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  • jmpower Mar 12, 2009

    the house now trips as soon as I plug in the machine. there are no smells at all and the machine worked perfectly in the old location. I will try the 30 amp fuse and see how it goes. The rest of the electrical items in the house do not trip the house... hmm



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Open the dryer door (right after the breaker trips) and check for a burned smell. If it smells in the dryer, you probably have a direct short in the dryer wiring. Check for a burn smell at the wall socket. There may be a short in the socket itself, but not likely unless a mouse is lying across the contacts in the wall.
If everything checks ok replace the circuit breaker if this is an older home. Circuit breakers weaken after years of use. A 30 amp circuit breaker will trip at a much lower amperage after a period of years especially if it has tripped often.

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